Utah State Parks Blog

UPDATE: Name Released of Teen Boy Killed In ATV Accident

Colton R. Hansen, 13 | Photo CTSY: The Hansen Family

CORAL PINK SAND DUNES STATE PARK – A teenage boy was killed Thursday, April 5, after an OHV accident at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Kane County.

The boy, identified as 13-year-old Colton R. Hansen from Eagle Mountain, was riding his four-wheeler with friends and family at the time of the accident.

At approximately 5 p.m., Hansen went over a dune and tumbled down the other side multiple times; sustaining fatal injuries.

Hansen was wearing a helmet and had the appropriate flag attached to his machine at the time of the accident. He had also completed the required OHV Youth Education course.

Following the incident, family members transported him from the scene of the accident to the park’s visitor center where they met medical personnel, state park rangers, and a Kane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy.

Kane County medical personnel performed CPR and Classic Air Medical was dispatched and landed at the scene. However, the boy was pronounced dead by medical personnel by the time helicopter had landed.

The Hansen family appreciates the help of the those who assisted during this tragic accident and asks that their privacy be respected at this time.

Currently, Utah State Parks is not aware of any fundraising or GoFundMe efforts through the family, but will update should they become available.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of those involved in this tragedy. Colton Hansen was wearing the appropriate safety gear and had taken the appropriate training. We believe this to be a tragic accident, and ask that everyone remember to take appropriate safety measures throughout this riding season.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

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